Europe and North America become first regions in Rumble Stage.
G2 Esports and Evil Geniuses have become the first teams to advance to the Rumble stage of MSI 2022. Both teams will be joined by 4 others from Group B and A after the end of the group stage tomorrow. G2 secured their Rumble stage qualification after getting their third win against EG. They also continued their undefeated streak in the group with a 5-0 record and extended their professional winning streak to 17.
Even though the third game between EG and G2 was closer than the previous ones, G2 still came out on top in the crucial team fight.
Meanwhile, EG defeated ORDER for the third time in dominant fashion to clinch the second spot in the group. The game already looked in favour of EG from the draft with LeBlanc, Xayah and Graves, Ornn and Gragas. Moreover, the Kayle top pick from ORDER’s Brandon “BioPanther” Alexander meant the team would struggle even more in the early game.
EG showed the draft superiority from the beginning to the end of the game. Within 12 minutes, Kacper “Inspired” Sloma was already unstoppable with 5 kills to his name.
He also succeeded in taking away ORDER’s jungle camps and buffs throughout. The team closed out the game with no towers and objectives lost and almost a 20,000 gold lead.
Can G2 and EG make it out of MSI Rumble Stage?
The MSI 2022 Rumble stage will feature 6 teams from the three groups. With the current group standings, the Rumble will likely include T1 and RNG. While these teams are still the two favourites to win MSI 2022, both EG and G2 have a good chance of advancing to the semi-finals.
G2 looked a class above the rest of the group in their teams and have two MSI champions on their roster. Moreover, they’ve also experimented with several playstyles and champions showing the versatility of the team. With how G2 has played so far, it is likely that they will advance to the semi-finals and will pose a challenge to the other top teams at MSI.
For EG, the team has shown growth in all games played and should also be competitive in the Rumble Stage. Moreover, teams cannot afford to underestimate EG, especially on their comfort picks.
The MSI 2022 group stage will end tomorrow with all remaining Group A matches played.
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